Road to Super Bowl 54: Offseason Headlines (Week of 5/27)

While some leagues enter a quiet stretch each offseason, the NFL remains abuzz with signings, rumors and offseason storylines. A quick roundup of some of the most newsworthy stories around the league from the week of May 27th, 2019.

Cowboys’ Jason Witten “anxious to go prove” he can still play

“Having spent a year away from the game in the Monday Night Football analyst chair, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten knows there are questions about his ability to continue to play at a high level.

“Look, it’s a show-me game and you’ve got to be able to find ways to get open and you’ve got to be able to find ways to play at the point of attack, and I’d want to see it from him,” Witten said. “I would want to see if they can do that … A lot of older players, as they got older, you hear them say, ‘This is the best I’ve felt.’ I think the year off helped me. I learned a lot. Also, I think I come back with a different perspective.”

Read the rest of the story from’s Todd Archer

Jets begin General Manager interviews

“Two weeks after firing Mike Maccagnan as general manager, the New York Jets are poised to begin the interview process for a replacement.

The Jets are expected to meet in the coming days with Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, Chicago Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, starting Thursday with Fitterer.”

Read the rest of the story from’s Rich Cimini

Free agent Gerald McCoy reportedly deciding between two teams, visiting a third

“Longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was cut by the only team he’s ever played for earlier in May, has been taking free-agent visits this week. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, McCoy wrapped up his visit with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, and will now decide whether to sign with the Ravens or Cleveland Browns — unless neither team offers him an agreeable contract.”

Read the rest of the story from CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, wife Tori reveal family’s devastating news

“Tori Foles, wife of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, announced in an emotional Instagram post Wednesday that the couple had miscarried.

Foles said that she went into “sudden labor” on Sunday while being only 15 weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child. She explained that she had been feeling ill and later learned she had contracted an infection of pneumonia in the blood.

“Not long after we learned we had miscarried our baby boy,” she wrote. “To fully labor and deliver and even see our baby boy was a pretty devastating process.”

Read the rest of the story from NBC News’ Doha Madani



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Road to Super Bowl 53: AFC South Preview

The ‘Road to Super Bowl 53’ is just under a month from officially kicking off for teams heading to training camp. Could 2018 be the year of the AFC South’s rise?

Jacksonville Jaguars

2017 Record: 10-6, AFC South Champions

One of the biggest surprises of the 2017 NFL season, the Jacksonville Jaguars not only won the AFC South, but were runners-up in the AFC Championship, facing off against the New England Patriots.

When you rise to a 10-6 record and one-win away from the Super Bowl, you don’t mess with the formula too much. That’s why the Jacksonville Jaguars had what could be considered a relatively-quiet offseason. The team did choose to move on from wide receiver Allen Robinson, instead signing former Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief, and getting what many considered the best offensive lineman in free agency in former Panthers tackle Andrew Norwell.


Tennessee Titans

2017 Record: 9-7

An injury to quarterback Marcus Mariota left the Titans struggling to keep up with the Jaguars in 2017, but that didn’t stop the team from reloading in the 2018 offseason.

The team signed a pair of prized former Patriots in running back Dion Lewis and defensive back Malcom Butler, pairing well with new head coach (and former Patriot) Mike Vrabel. Tennessee did let plenty of nana players walk, most notably running back DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Eric Decker, but that doesn’t seem to be a major concern for fans about the future, considering both players’ production has dropped off in recent seasons.


Indianapolis Colts

2017 Record: 4-12

The Colts are hoping they will finally have their quarterback. After season of “will he, won’t he,” quarterback Andrew Luck finally appears to be ready to hit the field, and he’ll have a brand new coaching staff and revamped roster to do so with.

After hiring Super Bowl champion offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their new head coach, the Colts underwent something of a transformation in the 2018 offseason, reverting back to the 4-3 defensive scheme and bringing in players to fit that. First priority, however, was protecting Luck, bringing in offensive linemen Quenton Nelson (1st-round draft pick), Austin Howard (Raiders) and Matt Slauson (LAC). On the defensive side, the Colts also signed former Raiders standout Denico Autry, and drafted plenty of young defensive talent.



Houston Texans

2017 Record: 4-12

A mid-season knee injury to quarterback Deshaun Watson left the Texans to struggle in the AFC South, but that wouldn’t stop the team from reloading around him in the offseason.

Houston brought in plenty of talent on both sides of the ball in 2018, most notably the “honey badger,” safety Tyrann Mathieu, and defensive backs Johnson Bademosi and Aaron Colvin, helping shore up the team’s defensive pass attack. Watson looks to return in 2018 at full strength, and will return the majority of his offensive receiving core and offensive line in the process.


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2018 NFL Expert Mock Draft: Picks 25-32

As teams get set for the month of April, the next step on the journey toward Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta involves invigorating the team’s rosters with an infusion of youth; the 2018 NFL Draft. We’re gathering some of the top experts from around the NFL world and taking a look at who they predict will go where, finishing up with picks 26-32.


#26: Atlanta Falcons

CBS Sports: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida | Bleacher Report, Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia

“The Falcons don’t have many needs, but one spot they could be targeting in the first round is defensive tackle, with Dontari Poe only signing a one-year deal last offseason. Bryan has earned some J.J. Watt comparisons despite the lack of stats at the collegiate level, and he put up similar numbers to Watt at the combine. Defensive tackle is one of the Falcons’ few needs, and they’ll be fortunate if Bryan makes it to them.” – R.J. White, CBS Sports


#27: New Orleans Saints

CBS Sports: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland | Bleacher Report: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina | Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

“The New Orleans Saints have a legitimate Super Bowl window at the end of Drew Brees‘ career. The best way to take advantage of that after nailing the 2017 draft is to get him a weapon for the middle of the field and up the seam. Hurst might get knocked for being an older prospect (25 at the start of the season) after playing minor league baseball for two seasons before playing college football, but he’s a stud. Hurst has the best combination of traits, as a pass-catcher and blocker, to get onto the field right away. In New Orleans, he’ll open up the entire offense for Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Co.” – Matt Miller, Bleacher Report


#28: Pittsburgh Steelers

CBS Sports: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU | Bleacher Report: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas |  Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State

“After signing Morgan Burnett to bolster the safety position, the Steelers turn their attention to linebacker, and find an instinctive one in Vander Esch” – Charles Davis,


#29: Jacksonville Jaguars

CBS Sports: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State | Bleacher Report: Mick McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame | Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

Blake Bortles signed an extension that doesn’t necessarily lock him into being the Jaguars‘ long-term option at the position. With value not on the board at other potential positions worth targeting, the Jaguars grab Rudolph with the hope they can develop him into a guy who can raise the ceiling on the offense higher than Bortles has shown capable.” –  R.J. White, CBS Sports


#30: Minnesota Vikings

CBS Sports (traded to Cleveland Browns): Connor Williams, OT, Texas | Bleacher Report: Billy Price, OG, Ohio State | Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

“Just call this Ohio State north. After drafting center Pat Elflein in the third round last year, the Minnesota Vikings can now select the guy who took his job and also played next to him in previous seasons. Price excelled at center in 2017, but in Minnesota he’d go back to playing guard and can be a dominant force there. Lining up these two maulers side by side and handing the ball off the Dalvin Cook makes this offense potent. Add in that Kirk Cousins needs interior pass protection, and suddenly the prospect of getting Price looks good.” – Matt Miller, Bleacher Report


#31: New England Patriots

CBS Sports, Bleacher Report, Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

“The loss of starting LT Nate Solder to the Giants clears room for this athletically gifted youngster.” – Charles Davis,


#32: Philadelphia Eagles

CBS Sports: Justin Reid, S, Stanford | Bleacher Report: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama | Josh Jackson, DB, Iowa

“With two potential tackle options coming off the board right before their pick, the Eagles pivot to taking Reid, a safety they’ve reportedly had a lot of interest inCorey Graham is a free agent, so Reid can come in and immediately fill the third safety role for the Philadelphia defense while giving them a long-term plan when Malcolm Jenkins or Rodney McLeod get too old or expensive to keep.” – R.J. White, CBS Sports

To see full mock drafts:

For Matt Miller and Bleacher Report’s full 2018 NFL Mock Draft, click here.

For Charles Davis and’s full 2018 Mock Draft, click here.

For R.J. White and CBS Sports’ full 2018 NFL Mock Draft, click here.



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Road to Super Bowl 52: Championship Sunday

The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs are widely considered one of the best weekends in football, and the 2018 edition did not disappoint. And now, as we begin the final approach on the Road to Super Bowl 52, we’re on to Championship Sunday in the NFL.

AFC Championship: Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots

(Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS)

After man handling the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night, quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots would go on to advance to their 7th-straight AFC Championship performance, once again being hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Their opponent, however, is the surprise of the 2017 NFL season.

A Sunday afternoon thriller, the Jacksonville Jaguars (yes, you read that right), would defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 to advance to their first AFC Championship game since 1999. The defense having been the story of the season for the Jaguars, it was the team’s offense that would make the difference on Sunday, with running back Leonard Fournette gaining 109 yards on the ground and rushing for three touchdowns. Quarterback Blake Bortles, long criticized for his play, threw for 214 yards and one touchdown, with no turnovers.



NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles

(Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET on CBS)

Despite a season-ending injury to MVP candidate quarterback Carson Wentz in the regular season, the Philadelphia Eagles took care of business on Saturday against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, walking away 15-10 victors and advancing to their first NFC Championship game since 2008. Wentz’ replacement, QB Nick Foles, would throw for 246 yards but no scores, with running back LaGarrette Blount adding the only touchdown of the game for Philly.

Saved by the “Minneapolis Miracle,” the #2-seeded Minnesota Vikings were the improbable winners in what was inarguably the best game of divisional weekend. After leading 17-0 early in the first half, the New Orleans Saints had clawed their way back into the game, leading 24-23 after a late field goal. Driving with just one timeout and 75-yards to go, quarterback Case Keenum and the Vikings offense began their march with just seconds on the clock. After a couple of short plays, Keenum completed a pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who took the pass 61 yards for a touchdown as time expired, pushing the Vikings one step closer to being the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.



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Road to Super Bowl 52: Wild Card Weekend

The Road to Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis is officially here! Taking a quick look at all the games slated to kick off the 2017-18 NFL Playoffs throughout Wild Card Weekend.

Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs (Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans (9-7), just one game short of an AFC South title and coming off a win-and-in victory in Week 17, will travel to Kansas City to take on the AFC West champion Chiefs (10-6) to kick off NFL Wild Card weekend.

After a strong start to the 2017 NFL season had Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the early NFL MVP conversation, the Chiefs seemed to cool down in the second half of the season, losing 6 of 7 games in the middle of the season after winning their first five, and ending on a four-game win streak, to finish the year with 10 wins. The Titans, on the other hand, struggled with injuries early on, most notably with Mariota and a nagging hamstring injury.


Atlanta Falcons @ Los Angeles Rams (Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC)

After a collapse in Super Bowl 51 in Houston, the Atlanta Falcons (10-6) seemingly struggled to overcome that “Super Bowl hangover” in 2017. Touting one of the highest-flying offenses in 2016, the Falcons ranked just 14th in points per game (22.1), and quarterback Matt Ryan cooled off after his MVP campaign in 2016, throwing just 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, completing 65.7 percent of his passes.

The Los Angeles Rams (11-5) are the opposite. After an uninspiring campaign in 2016, the team brought in Sean McVay to be the new head coach, and the team was an offensive firestorm, leading the league in points per game (29.9), thanks large in part to a stellar season from running back Todd Gurley II, who finished the season with 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns.


Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS)

Perhaps the most surprising Wild Card matchup of the playoffs kicks off our Sunday action, as the Buffalo Bills (9-7) travel to take on the AFC South champion Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6).

Boasting the second-ranked defense in the league, the Jaguars held their opponents to just 15.5 points per game in 2017, second only to the Minnesota Vikings’ 14.8. The Jaguars also relied heavily on the legs of running back Leonard Fournette, as the team finished at the top of the league in rushing yards per game (141.4) and second in rushing touchdowns (18).

The Buffalo Bills seemingly snuck their way into the playoffs, thanks to a game-winning touchdown in Week 17 from the Cincinnati Bengals, defeating the Baltimore Ravens. When you look at the statistics, the Bills seem to have no business being in the playoffs, ranking second-to-last in passing yards per game (176.6), 27th in passing touchdowns (16) and 29th in sacks (27). However, the team ranked 6th overall in rushing yards per game (126.1), thanks large in part to running back LeSean McCoy.


Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX)

One of the more highly anticipated matchups in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs is the Carolina Panthers (11-5) traveling to New Orleans to take on the NFC South champion Saints (11-5). These teams will face off for the third time this season (second in New Orleans) as both are members of the NFC South, which has a staggering three of its four teams in the playoffs.

Despite struggles early in the season, the Panthers offense returned to form, ranking 4th in rushing yards per game (131.4) and 7th in rushing touchdowns (15), thanks to a committee of quarterback Cam Newton and running backs Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart. The defense was also nothing to balk at, ranking near the top of the league in getting after the opponent’s quarterbacks (3rd – 50 sacks in 2017).

The Saints, whom plenty were ready to write off at the beginning of the season, were one of the best teams in the NFL in 2017. The offense, ranked near the top of the league in every statistical category, was a powerhouse, averaging 28 points per game (4th), 261.8 passing yards per game (5th), and had 23 rushing touchdowns on the season (1st). The defense, however, was the game changer for the Saints, thanks large-in-part to a stellar campaign from defensive end Cameron Jordan, who finished the season with 13 sacks, 48 tackles and two forced fumbles.



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Indianapolis Colts Weekly Update: @ Jacksonville Jaguars

After a shutout in their first matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts looked to right the past wrongs as they traveled to Jacksonville to take on the division-rival Jaguars.

Building A Hall-of-Fame Resume

As the Colts fell to the Jaguars by a score of 30-10, dropping the team to 3-9 on the season, there was one bright spot in Sunday’s matchup for one of the most deserving players in the league.

Running back Frank Gore, with 61 rushing yards on the day, moved himself in to 5th all time in rushing yards (13,697), passing legendary runnings back Ladanian Tomlinson (13,684) and Jerome Bettis (13,662), and now only trailing the greats, such as Emmitt Smith (18,355), Walter Payton (16,726), Barry Sanders (15,269) and Curtis Martin (14,101).

Shifting Focus

Despite the loss on Sunday, the Colts aren’t mathematically eliminated from playoff contention yet, but that may change on Sunday night. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, both the Colts and Denver Broncos can be eliminated from contention if the Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.

With the impending playoff contention elimination, fans and the team begin shifting their focuses toward the offseason, where the team will look to not only regain a healthy Andrew Luck, but retool both sides of the football.

Looking Forward

The Colts will stay on the road in Week 14, traveling to Buffalo to take on the Bills, before heading home in Week 15 for a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Denver Broncos.



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Indianapolis Colts Weekly Update: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

As the Indianapolis Colts look to get back on track after a disappointing Week 6 game, the team faces off against the division-leader Jacksonville Jaguars.

Shutout At Home

Looking to rebound after a tough Monday Night defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, the Indianapolis Colts came out in Week 7 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars looking unprepared, battered and defeated. The Jaguars took the lead early in the first half and never looked back, shutting out the Colts for the first time in 24 seasons.

Injuries Mounting

As if the team moving to 2-5 on the 2017 season was tough enough, the Colts were dealt a tough blow on the injury front on Sunday. Of those injured in Sunday’s game, the most notable starters were defensive backs Rashaan Melvin and Malik Hooker, linebacker John Simon, and center Ryan Kelly.


Looking Forward

The good news for the Colts is that the season is not completely lost. Despite sitting at 2-5, the division-leading Jaguars and Titans sit at 4-3, still within reach. The Colts will travel to neighboring Cincinnati in Week 8 to take on the 2-4 Cincinnati Bengals, who are struggling and looking for a statement victory of their own.



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Indianapolis Colts Season Preview: Weeks 13-17

The Indianapolis Colts are looking to rebound from their disappointing 2016 campaign and return to the NFL Playoffs in 2017. We’re looking at the road that lies ahead, with the final installment of the 2017 Colts Season Preview.

Week 13: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Dec 3, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

The second of the two divisional matchups, the Colts will travel to Jacksonville, a city that hasn’t always been kind to the team. Although last year the team’s squared off in the NFL’s International Series at Wembley Stadium in London, the Colts have lost the last two “road” games against the Jaguars.

Week 14: Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills – Dec 10, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Heading to upstate New York in early December could be a cause of early concern for the Colts, who have historically had difficulties playing in inclement weather. However, the Colts have won seven of their last nine matchups against the Buffalo Bills. Despite having a youthful and inexperienced defense, the Colts will be facing an offense that faces uncertainty at the quarterback position, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor returning at the helm.

Week 15: Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts – Dec 14 (Thursday), 8:25 p.m. ET (NBC / NFLN)

No Manning-matchup in Week 15, however the Denver Broncos appear to be one of the marquee matchups of each of the past five seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. A Thursday night home game, in mid-December, with playoff chances on the line; does it get much better? The Broncos come into Indianapolis with new head coach Vance Joseph, with much of their starting Super Bowl 50 defense still in tact. Colts fans will also get to see the team debut their Nike Color Rush uniforms in this game, debuting an all-blue uniform and pant combination.

Week 16: Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens – Dec 23 (Saturday), 4:30 p.m. ET (NFLN)

For the first time in the regular season as head coach of the Colts, Chuck Pagano will return to Baltimore to face the Ravens, where Pagano was an assistant from 2008-11 under current head coach John Harbaugh. A special Saturday matchup, the teams will square off on a Saturday, giving the Colts two long weeks back-to-back, following the short week in Week 14.

Week 17: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts – Dec 31, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

For the seventh straight year, the Colts and Houston Texans square off in the final month of the regular season. After winning the first 13 home games against Houston, the Colts have dropped their last two, including relinquishing the AFC South to the Texans in 2016. This game is sure to have divisional implications on the line, and could be a battle to get into the NFL Playoffs.

Season Review

On paper, the Indianapolis Colts have the easiest schedule in the NFL. Combine that with a new general manager at the helm and a completely re-tooled defensive 11, and fans have a renewed sense of hope for the team’s NFL Playoff chances. The Colts’ opponents boasted just a .424 winning percentage in 2016, the worst in the NFL. And despite having just three primetime pairings this season, Colts fans have a lot to be excited about for the future of the team.

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Indianapolis Colts Season Preview: Weeks 5-8

While teams are quietly hard at work preparing for the 2017 NFL season, we’re taking a look at the full schedule, game-by-game, for the Indianapolis Colts. Next up: weeks 5-8.

Week 5: San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts – Oct. 8, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

One of the most highly anticipated games for Indianapolis Colts fans this season will be their Week 5 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers; however, the excitement isn’t building around the game. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that the team will unveil a statue on Saturday, October 7, the day before the matchup. At halftime of the team’s game against the 49ers, the Colts will hold a jersey retirement ceremony for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, a special weekend fans truly won’t want to miss.

Week 6: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans– Oct. 16 (Monday), 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

With plenty of new offensive weapons and a much more experienced team, the Tennessee Titans, after a 9-7 campaign in 2016 that saw them narrowly finishing 2nd in the AFC South to the Houston Texans, will play host to the Colts in the team’s first (and only) Monday Night Football game of the year on ESPN. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, coming off of a torn ACL in 2016, looks to continue to build off of impressive rookie and sophomore campaigns for the team. The Colts’ newly revamped defense will face an offensive attack that could truly test the durability of the core. This will be the first of two matchups for these two teams, with the second coming in Week 12.

Week 7: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts – Oct. 22, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Despite finishing 3-13 and dead last in the AFC South in the 2016-17 NFL season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that always seems to cause problems for the Indianapolis Colts. With a new head coach in Doug Marrone and former coach Tom Coughlin returning as the team’s new executive vice president of football operations, the Jaguars are touting a new “culture” surrounding the team. This will be the first of two matchups for these two teams, with the second coming in Week 13.

Week 8: Indianapolis Colts @ Cincinnati Bengals – Oct. 29, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Always facing each other in the NFL’s preseason, this time the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the regulars season at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Just a short drive down I-75, the Colts will hope to contain the offensive duo of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green, two of the best in the game to date. Despite a shaky defense and a 6-9-1 record in 2016, the Bengals will prove to be one of the Colts’ tougher opponents of the 2017 season as both teams are looking to get back to the NFL playoffs.

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NFL Free Agency: Most Improved

As we enter the month of April, a new aspect of the NFL offseason comes into play with the upcoming schedule release and the 2017 NFL Draft. So what teams walk away the biggest winners from the NFL free agency frenzy?

New England Patriots

Yes, apparently it’s possible to not only win the Super Bowl, but to also be the most improved team of the offseason thus far. The reigning Super Bowl LI champions have substantially reloaded their roster, on both sides of the football. In trading for former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks and former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen, as well as signing running back Rex Burkhead, the Patriots have added depth to their armory of weapons for quarterback Tom Brady.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots managed to keep defensive leader Dont’a Hightower, while also adding the best cornerback on the market, Stephon Gilmore, and former Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy. With this roster, and their reigning crown, the Patriots look like the early Super Bowl LII favorites on paper.

Jacksonville Jaguars

We know, it’s the Jaguars. But listen. For the second straight year, the Jags have seemed to continue to bolster their talent and depth on the defensive side of the ball. “They signed one of the best — if not the best — defensive linemen in free agency (Calais Campbell) and the best cornerback (A.J. Bouye). They will be huge impact players, and bringing in this kind of talent is a good place to start this offseason.” – Daniel Jeremiah,

New York Giants

The New York Giants spent their offseason apparently reloading for a Super Bowl run of their own. Not only were the Giants able to retain premiere defensive playmaker Jason Pierre-Paul, but they were also able to bolster their offensive talent. With the signing of wide receiver Brandon Marshall, quarterback Eli Manning now has two premiere targets on each side, opposite Odell Beckham Jr. And signing a guy like offensive lineman D.J. Fluker doesn’t hurt, either.

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